In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, LSU coach Les Miles watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge. That Les Miles could be even considered to be on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season tells you all you need to know about job security among college football coaches these days - especially those in the Southeastern Conference.

BATON ROUGE — Les Miles is back in damage-control mode while he tries to fix LSU’s offense.

The embattled 12th-year coach can only hope he gets the Tigers’ problems straightened out soon. His team plummeted in the national rankings from fifth to 21st, and his support among fans and boosters is fading fast.

“There’s a lot that can be said about a lot of things,” Miles said Tuesday in reference to the criticism that has been dogging him, quarterback Brandon Harris and his offensive line since Saturday’s mistake-marred, 16-14 upset loss to then-unranked Wisconsin . “Certainly, I’m aware of what’s going on.”